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How to Make Lavender Bud Soap Bars

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Are you looking for a gift worthy DIY beauty recipe that’s easy to make? Learn how to make stunning homemade lavender bud soap bars with melt and pour soap.

Three bars of homemade lavender bud soap stacked on a counter

There’s a reason lavender is one of the most popular scents on earth. It’s relaxing. It’s cleansing. It’s soothing. It’s even uplifting sometimes. It’s amazing.

I love making DIY beauty products using lavender. Today I’m sharing a recipe for homemade lavender bud soap. While it is an easy melt and pour soap tutorial, it looks very high end and professional, making it a great choice for gift giving.

Moms, grandmas, aunts, teachers, cousins… anyone who loves lavender will love this homemade lavender bud soap recipe. These homemade soap bars also make great wedding favors!

Overhead view of DIY lavender bud soap bars laid on a counter

Homemade Lavender Bud Soap Recipe

Learn how to make beautiful lavender bud soap bars with melt and pour soap in this easy tutorial.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 3 Soap Bars


  • Starting with the clear melt and pour soap, cut 4-5 ounces into uniform pieces and melt in your double boiler until completely melted. Pour a thin layer of the melted soap into one mold cavity and spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles. Allow it to sit until a skin forms on the surface.
    Spraying soap layer with rubbing alcohol in silicone mold
  • Once a skin has formed, press lavender buds into the soap.
    Lavender buds pressed into pink soap bar silicone mold
  • Pour the remaining clear soap over the lavender buds and spritz with rubbing alcohol.
    lavender bud soap step 4
  • Allow soap to harden for 30-40 minutes, or place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes, or until set.
    Lavender bud soap hardening in a silicone mold
  • Remove soap from mold.
    lavender bud soap bar on counter
  • Cut bar into 3 equal pieces and place them back into the molds towards the center.
    Lavender bud soap bar cut into 3 pieces and placed into a silicone mold
  • Melt 12-13 ounces of white melt and pour soap in your cleaned double boiler. Add 2-3 drops of purple soap colorant and 4-5 drops of lavender essential oil, mixing until well combined. Carefully pour the melted white soap into the molds, avoiding the center soap. If any white soap gets poured over the buds, it is okay. Allow it the soap harden as in the following step, then wipe the excess soap off with a damp cloth.
    Lavender bud soap bars hardening in a pink silicone mold.
  • Allow the lavender bud soaps to harden for 1 hour before removing from the mold.
    Homemade lavender bud soap standing on its edge

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